What the Phuc, Facebook? A Vietnamese-Australian man recently posted an image of his passport after the social media giant repeatedly banned him when he tried to create an account under his real name: Phuc Dat Bich. His passport shows that he was indeed telling the truth (unless he’s really Photoshop savvy), although it’s apparently pronounced “Phoo Da Bic.” “I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it,” he wrote on Facebook. The company has since responded, saying that it will review its “real name” policy.
Can’t be any worse than some of the other “movies” Hollywood makes us sit through, right? A man in the U.K. is protesting the British Board of Film Classification because it charges hefty, by-the-minute fees before it will give any movie an official rating. But the fees apparently bar many independent filmmakers from getting any exposure. That’s why British filmmaker and journalist Charlie Lyne launched a Kickstarter page to raise enough money that would allow him to send a whopping 14-hour video of paint drying on a brick wall to be rated. If he can raise the cash, some poor soul will actually be forced to watch the entire thing, from start to finish.
— Charlie Lyne (@charlielyne) November 16, 2015
She’ll regret that in the morning. Pennsylvania State Police arrested Michele Leonard this week after she crashed her car in the middle of the day. Leonard was brought back to the station, charged with a DUI and then released. But police say the woman then offered a stranger $3 for a ride back to her crashed vehicle, which she then took back onto the street. Soon, Leonard lost control of the vehicle again and crashed into a shed…less than one hour after being charged with her first DUI. She said, ‘I can’t get another DUI.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ She said, ‘I already have one today,'” a witness who approached the woman said. Police then charged her with a second DUI. There were no reports of injuries.
He’s definitely asking the right people for donuts. Police in Arizona responded to a shoplifting call recently. When they arrived at the scene, the suspects fled and one of them took refuge on a nearby roof. During the standoff, however, the suspect made an unusual request: He would come down, but he wanted some donuts first. “I mean, well, guy’s going to jail, I’ll make him a special donut,” the manager of a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts said. He got right to work, creating a special donut that featured powdered sugar instead of the normal granulated variety. The suspect later came down from the roof without incident.
Someone sounds a little cranky! A 20-year-old woman says she was suddenly attacked by a pillow-wielding man while shopping at Walmart this week. After she told the store’s employees, the police were called and the man later explained, strangely, that he uses the pillow as an unorthodox method to meet people. The woman did not suffer any injuries, but said she was a little shaken up over the incident.